ohio http://michiganradio.org en Ohio explores return of sturgeon to Lake Erie http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-explores-return-sturgeon-lake-erie <div>PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's wildlife agency is looking at bringing a prehistoric fish back to Lake Erie.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking into whether it can reintroduce breeding populations of sturgeon to the lake.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sturgeon were once plentiful but thought to be all but gone from Lake Erie less than two decades ago.</span></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:32:40 +0000 Associated Press 16674 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio explores return of sturgeon to Lake Erie Lake Erie to be focus of Ohio legislative group http://michiganradio.org/post/lake-erie-be-focus-ohio-legislative-group <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers plans to make Lake Erie the focus of discussions next year.</p><p></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:08:04 +0000 The Associated Press 15697 at http://michiganradio.org Lake Erie to be focus of Ohio legislative group Michigan authorities are closely watching mysterious dog illness outbreak in Ohio http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-authorities-are-closely-watching-mysterious-dog-illness-outbreak-ohio <p>Officials in Michigan are paying close attention to a mysterious outbreak that's killing dogs in Ohio.</p><p></p><p>During the past month, more than a half dozen dogs in the Akron and Cincinnati areas have been sickened by a mysterious illness.&nbsp; About half have died, some only about 48 hours after first showing symptoms, which include severe diarrhea and vomiting.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:30:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 14342 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan authorities are closely watching mysterious dog illness outbreak in Ohio More algae in Lake Erie http://michiganradio.org/post/more-algae-lake-erie <p>A significant amount of blue-green algae is expected in the western basin of Lake Erie this summer. This year’s algal bloom will be about 1/5 as bad as what happened in 2011.<br><br>2011 was one of the worst years on record for the explosions of algae growth.</p><p>Sandy Bihn is with the citizens-based group, <a href="http://www.lakeeriewaterkeeper.org/">Lake Erie Waterkeeper</a>. She says the blooms are caused "by too much phosphorous, too much runoff from the land, too many wastewater overflows, sewage deposits, storm water runoff, and manure rolling from the land into the water."</p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:34:25 +0000 Kyle Norris 13622 at http://michiganradio.org More algae in Lake Erie Ohio to Michigan: Please build a new bridge to Canada http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-michigan-please-build-new-bridge-canada <p>The Ohio state Senate has approved a resolution supporting a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The senators say Ohio needs that bridge as much as Michigan does.&nbsp;</p><p>Ohio senators say their state does $31 billion worth of bilateral trade with Canada every year &ndash; trade that supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Ohio.&nbsp;</p><p>The bi-partisan resolution says trade and travel between Ohio and Canada will only increase in the future, and a modern border crossing is essential to support it.&nbsp; The resolution notes the age of the existing Ambassador Bridge, at 83 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Owners of the Ambassador Bridge have lobbied fiercely to block a new bridge, and Republicans in the Michigan legislature recently shelved bills to start a public-private partnership with Canada, despite Governor Snyder&rsquo;s strong support for the bills.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Governor Snyder says he still hopes to win the legislature&#39;s support for the project, which will cost the state nothing, because Canada and Ontario have offered to pay the state&#39;s $550 million share of the cost. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:32:57 +0000 Tracy Samilton 5082 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio to Michigan: Please build a new bridge to Canada Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union ballot measure in Ohio http://michiganradio.org/post/romney-reverses-himself-supports-anti-union-ballot-measure-ohio <p>FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is &quot;110<br />percent&quot; behind the effort.</p><p>While he was in Ohio on Tuesday, Romney seemed to distance himself from anti-union measures that have lost popularity in recent months. Campaigning a day later, the former Massachusetts governor told reporters that he supports the ballot measure aimed at restricting collective bargaining rights for state employees.</p><p><em>&quot;I&#39;m sorry if I created any confusion in that regard. I fully support Gov. (John) Kasich&#39;s - I think it&#39;s called Question Two in Ohio. Fully support that,&quot;</em> Romney said after visiting a local GOP office in the Washington suburbs.<em> &quot;Actually, on my website, I think back as early as April, I laid out that I support Question Two and Gov. Kasich&#39;s effort to restrict collective bargaining in Ohio.&quot;</em> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:20:29 +0000 The Associated Press 4703 at http://michiganradio.org Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union ballot measure in Ohio Nonprofit company uses science to turn ideas into jobs http://michiganradio.org/post/nonprofit-company-uses-science-turn-ideas-jobs <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-989870.mp3</p><p><em>(We&#39;re having technical problems with the &quot;audio processing&quot; file above. To listen, please click on the second file.)</em></p><p>Steve Job&rsquo;s death last week has reminded everyone firsthand the notion that everyone has ideas, and very few become actual products.</p><p>That&rsquo;s because ideas need a push. In some cases, a big push from science to become reality.</p><p>It sounds obvious, but when we&rsquo;re talking about actual products, that translate into actual jobs, and actual economic activity, it&rsquo;s worth exploring.</p><p>That&rsquo;s why I was so interested to learn more about Battelle Memorial Institute.</p><div class="podPress_content"><div class="podPress_downloadlinks">Innovation can strike in a variety of ways. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:49:05 +0000 Niala Boodhoo 4575 at http://michiganradio.org Nonprofit company uses science to turn ideas into jobs Ohio bill poses threat to Lake Erie http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-bill-poses-threat-lake-erie <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-978176.mp3</p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">We&rsquo;ve had more than enough to worry about in Michigan this year -- and more than enough game-changing legislation to follow.</font></font></font></font></p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:58:01 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 3370 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio bill poses threat to Lake Erie Opponents start push to repeal Ohio union law http://michiganradio.org/post/opponents-start-push-repeal-ohio-union-law <p>Opponents of an Ohio law to limit public workers&#39; collective bargaining rights have started gathering signatures to get a referendum on the measure. Governor John Kasich signed the measure Thursday. It bans public worker strikes, eliminates binding arbitration, and restricts bargaining for 350,000 public workers.</p><p>The bill was supported by the Republican majority in the Legislature and by business groups and tea party activists. They say it&#39;s needed to help Ohio economically. Unions and Democrats opposed it.</p><p>The bipartisan coalition leading the petition drive will need more than 230,000 valid signatures by June 30 to put a referendum on November&#39;s ballot. Sun, 03 Apr 2011 17:29:49 +0000 Kyle Norris 1893 at http://michiganradio.org Enviros want to replace Ohio nuclear plant with wind, solar energy http://michiganradio.org/post/enviros-want-replace-ohio-nuclear-plant-wind-solar-energy <p>A <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/02/01">coalition of environmental groups</a> wants to stop a nuclear power plant in Ohio from renewing its license.</p><p>The operating license for the <a href="http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/davi.html">Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant</a> in Ohio runs out in 2017. By that point, the plant will be 40 years old. First Energy, the company that owns the plant, wants to renew the license for another twenty years.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the last thing Michael Keegan wants. He&rsquo;s with the environmental group, <a href="http://dwmi.homestead.com/">Don&rsquo;t Waste Michigan</a>. Keegan and others went before a panel to challenge the license renewal:</p><p>&quot;We have solar, wind and in combination we have replacement power available now which can be put in place prior to 2017.&quot;</p><p>Reporter Tom Henry with the <a href="http://www.toledoblade.com/frontpage/2011/03/02/Davis-Besse-arguments-presented-to-NRC-panel.html">Toledo Blade</a> was at the proceeding and filed a story. Here&#39;s an excerpt:</p><blockquote><p>The first half of the proceeding was focused on projections for wind power, solar power, and a combination of the two as possible offsets for nuclear power. The afternoon was devoted to a FirstEnergy document known as a Severe Accident Mitigation Analysis, one in which utilities are obligated to show how they would respond to dangerous nuclear scenarios.</p><p>Arguments in favor of renewables appear to rely on the viability of harnessing wind, solar, and other sources for later use through a technology known as compressed air energy storage, judges said. [Adam] Polonsky [of Washington-based Morgan Lewis Counselors at Law, which has represented FirstEnergy on nuclear issues for years]&nbsp; conceded it has potential and should be explored.</p><p>&quot;But that doesn&#39;t mean it is a reasonable alternative to a 908-megawatt reactor,&quot; he said, referring to Davis-Besse&#39;s generating capacity.</p></blockquote><p>The panel now has to decide whether the environmental groups can move forward with their petition to intervene.</p><p>To date the <a href="http://www.nrc.gov/">Nuclear Regulatory Commission</a> has yet to deny a license renewal, though several applications are still <a href="http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/fs-reactor-license-renewal.html">pending</a>.</p><p>In Michigan, the license for the <a href="http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/ferm2.html">Fermi II Nuclear Plant</a> is good through 2025. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:12:21 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1495 at http://michiganradio.org Enviros want to replace Ohio nuclear plant with wind, solar energy Casino development in nearby Ohio http://michiganradio.org/post/casino-development-nearby-ohio <p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">After years of watching its residents travel to Michigan, Indiana, or Pittsburgh for gaming, Ohio is getting in on the action. Cleveland kicked off its first casino development yesterday. </span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">Developers say they&rsquo;ll spend $350 million to convert a former department store in the center of the city into a place for slot machines and poker. </span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">Behind all this is Dan Gilbert, the Cavaliers owner and founder of Michigan&rsquo;s Quicken Loans. He sees this casino as the first phase of gaming in Cleveland. He&rsquo;ll be building a casino from scratch a few blocks away. </span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says the project should create hundreds of local jobs. </span></p><blockquote><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">They&rsquo;re actually talking about how can we hire people? How can we hire local contractors, local vendors and make this investment a stimulus for this economy and the people of this city and region. </span></p></blockquote><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">Dan Gilbert says the Cleveland casino will be integrated into the city, helping local businesses.&nbsp; </span></p><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:47:01 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 1174 at http://michiganradio.org Casino development in nearby Ohio